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Head Injuries and Kids

Certain symptoms indicate serious problems

(HealthDay) -- Parents are horrified to see a child suffer a blow to the head. Though the injuries often are minor, sometimes they can be serious and merit emergency medical treatment.

The Chris Evert Women and Children's Center has some signs to look for to determine if a blow is serious. The center says call 911 if you observe any of the following: loss of consciousness, persistent headache or vomiting, clumsiness or inability to move any body part, blood or watery fluid oozing from ears or nose, seizures or abnormal speech or behavior.

Even if your child exhibits none of these symptoms, the center advises you to consult your family physician.

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